The English Setter is a medium-sized dog breed that's part of the setter group.
Originating from England over 400 years ago, they were initially bred to point upland game birds.
They have a long, flowing coat and a graceful, elegant appearance.
Their coat can be white with intermingling colored hairs, or solid colors like lemon, liver, and orange.
English Setters are gentle, calm, and affectionate, making them great family pets.
They require consistent training from an early age due to their independent nature.
Being energetic dogs, they need regular exercise to prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
They can suffer from health issues like hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, and allergies.
With proper care, English Setters can live up to 12 years or more.
Their long coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting and tangling.
They have a natural instinct to hunt and can be trained as bird dogs.
They adapt well to apartment living if they get enough exercise but thrive in homes with yards.
They are social dogs that enjoy the company of other dogs and humans.
Feed them high-quality dog food and monitor their weight to prevent obesity.
They are popular show dogs and have even won the Westminster Dog Show.